HANOI, VIETNAM – Media OutReach – October 6, 2021 – One of the world’s largest professional accounting bodies, CPA Australia, has joined 12 global accounting bodies to commit to net zero emissions, in a move that will support the Vietnam’s net zero target.
CPA Australia recognizes the impact of climate change and the urgency to take action to achieve net zero emissions. The accounting profession has an important role to play. Accountants work in all sectors of the economy. Achieving net zero emissions requires the skills and knowledge of accounting professionals, eager to help chart a course of action.
CPA Australia Managing Director Andrew Hunter said: “The accounting profession occupies a privileged position in the global economy. As trusted advisors, we have access to in-depth knowledge of the risks and opportunities in sustainability. This knowledge creates an obligation to use our skills to protect our environmental heritage. CPA Australia is a global organization in a global profession and we are proud to be part of the global response to climate change. “
CPA Australia is committed to achieving net greenhouse gas emissions within our organization and to providing sound advice to governments on a just transition to a net-to-zero economy. We are also committed to providing training and advice to our members to help them reduce emissions in their own organizations and businesses.
“We see this commitment from CPA Australia as a positive evolution of leading accountants and finance professionals towards sustainability and improving the green economy in finance, the development of new technologies and the creation of high quality jobs. Said Dr Can Van Luc FCPA (Aust.), Chief Economist of BIDV and Director of the BIDV Training and Research Institute. Dr Luc is also Chairman of the North Vietnam Advisory Board for CPA Australia.
Today’s global launch is an initiative of the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Project Accounting Bodies Network (ABN), of which CPA Australia is a member. This network represents more than 2.5 million professional accountants and students in 179 countries.
CPA Australia is one of the only accounting bodies in the world to produce an integrated annual report which has received limited assurance as part of the entire framework.
Read the net zero commitment here.
CPA Australia is one of the largest professional accounting bodies in the world, with over 168,000 members in over 100 countries and regions, including over 20,000 members in South East Asia. Our Vietnam offices, located in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, opened in 2008. Our core services include education, training, technical assistance and advocacy. CPA Australia provides thought leadership on local, national and international issues affecting the accounting profession and the public interest. We work with governments, regulators and industries to advocate for policies that drive sustainable economic growth and have positive business and public outcomes. Learn more about cpaaustralia.com.au